- Marine killed in helicopter accident was doing rope training Updated: Sep-04-15 7:19 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The U.S. Marine who died during a helicopter accident at Camp Lejeune was part of a Virginia-based anti-terror and security team training on how to use ropes to access difficult terrain, officials said Friday.
- Judge approves $90M settlement for ex-Boeing workers Updated: Sep-04-15 7:13 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Boeing will pay $90 million to settle a lawsuit filed by former Boeing workers over retirement and medical benefits after the sale of the company's Wichita operations.
- Aretha Franklin blocks screening of documentary at festival Updated: Sep-04-15 7:11 pm
DENVER - A federal judge is preventing The Telluride Film Festival from screening a documentary about a 1972 Aretha Franklin concert without the singer's consent.
- Feds auditing nearly $20M in grants to Lower Brule tribe Updated: Sep-04-15 7:10 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Federal auditors are examining nearly $20 million in grants to the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe in response to a human rights organization's report this year alleging financial mismanagement in the tribal government that already has been the subject of another federal investigation.
- Judge: Injunction against water rule limited to 13 states Updated: Sep-04-15 7:09 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A federal judge in North Dakota said Friday that his injunction blocking a new Obama administration rule aimed at regulating some small waterways applies only to the 13 states that sued to block it, and not nationwide.
- Baton Rouge-New Orleans rail supported by governor hopefuls Updated: Sep-04-15 7:08 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Commitments to seek funding for commuter rail service linking Baton Rouge, New Orleans and points in between marked a Friday forum in which questioners from area business development groups sought answers on infrastructure and the state's annual fiscal mess.
- Lawsuit: Montana dam transfer to tribes is security risk Updated: Sep-04-15 7:07 pm
HELENA, Montana - A lawsuit seeking to block the transfer of a Montana dam to two Native American tribes makes the unusual assertion that the transfer could lead the Turkish government to seek raw nuclear materials on U.S. soil to blow up the dam or other targets.
- Lawmakers cited for making out pay fines but dispute report Updated: Sep-04-15 7:07 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The two Minnesota lawmakers cited for allegedly "making out" in a car at a regional park said they paid their fines Friday and would not file a complaint with the Dakota County Sheriff's Office, but stood by their contention that the park ranger's account was wrong.
- Pats coach Belichick on having Brady back: 'He never left' Updated: Sep-04-15 7:04 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts - Like every game, Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he's focused on his next opponent. But he doesn't feel like he's got a new edge with star quarterback Tom Brady able to play in the season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
- Indiana police fatally shoot suspect in French Lick Updated: Sep-04-15 7:04 pm
FRENCH LICK, Indiana - Indiana State Police say officers in southern Indiana have fatally shot a man who approached them with a metal pipe and disregarded orders to drop the weapon.
- Oklahoma leaders bracing for another steep budget shortfall Updated: Sep-04-15 7:02 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - With oil prices hovering below $50 a barrel and an income tax cut scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, Oklahoma's already bleak budget outlook for the upcoming fiscal year is likely to take a turn for the worse.
- Ruling: More Nevada workers eligible for higher minimum wage Updated: Sep-04-15 6:59 pm
LAS VEGAS - A Carson City judge's recent decision about Nevada's two-tier minimum wage law could mean more workers are eligible for the higher $8.25 per hour rate, rather than the $7.25 allowed if the employer provides health insurance.
- Judge's NFL bashing skips judgment of Brady in 'Deflategate' Updated: Sep-04-15 6:57 pm
NEW YORK - A judge's ruling freeing New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to play football erased his four-game suspension but failed to address the root question of the "Deflategate" scandal: What did Brady know about a plot to deflate balls before January's AFC championship game?
- Refugees in Hungary start moving west on foot; buses offered Updated: Sep-04-15 6:56 pm
BICSKE, Hungary - Hundreds of migrants, exhausted after long treks from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, broke away from Hungarian police on Friday and headed on foot for Western Europe. In a surprise nighttime announcement, Hungary's government said it would send buses to take them to the border with Austria.
- T-shirt firm's design draws complaints from Native Americans Updated: Sep-04-15 6:53 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - An online Nebraska T-shirt company known for its witty designs with local flair is drawing criticism for a design accused of promoting stereotypes about Native Americans.
- McGinty getting backing from top Pittsburgh-area Democrats Updated: Sep-04-15 6:40 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Katie McGinty's campaign says she'll have the backing of top Pittsburgh-area Democrats in her campaign for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.
- Republicans revise fetal tissue bill to allow some research Updated: Sep-04-15 6:37 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republicans working on a bill that would prohibit research using tissue from aborted fetuses announced Friday they've amended the measure to allow some experiments but University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists say the move doesn't go nearly far enough to protect their work.
- Appeals court rejects suit by teacher fired over blog Updated: Sep-04-15 6:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA - A former suburban Philadelphia teacher fired for writing derisively about students on her blog, calling them "disengaged, lazy whiners" and "disobedient, disrespectful oafs," can't invoke free speech in suing to get her job back, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.
- Transgender student's bid to again use boys restrooms denied Updated: Sep-04-15 6:34 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - A federal judge has denied a bid by a transgender teenager to resume using the boys' restrooms at his eastern Virginia high school.
- 'White Boy Rick' drug trafficker likely to get new sentence Updated: Sep-04-15 6:32 pm
DETROIT - A major Detroit-area drug trafficker known as "White Boy Rick" could soon be released from prison following nearly 30 years behind bars, after a judge on Friday ordered a resentencing hearing.
- 2 ex-sheriff's worker sentenced on bribery, drug charges Updated: Sep-04-15 6:25 pm
GAINESVILLE, Georgia - Federal prosecutors say two former sheriff's office workers in Georgia have been sentenced to prison on bribery and drug charges.
- Indiana veterans returning home face dearth of services Updated: Sep-04-15 6:23 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana has a large number of veterans who are returning home as the Army thins its ranks and winds down overseas engagements, placing more demand on a network of veterans' services that is already stretched thin.
- Martinez: Trump's criticism of Bush's Spanish a distraction Updated: Sep-04-15 6:20 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's criticism of rival Jeb Bush for speaking Spanish is a distraction.
- Attorney general responds to lawmaker questions on abortion Updated: Sep-04-15 6:19 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller says since Iowa has no laws governing the transfer of fetal tissue his office has no authority to investigate abortion providers about the practice of donating tissue for research.
- Cardin's opposition to Iran deal sets back White House hopes Updated: Sep-04-15 6:17 pm
WASHINGTON - White House hopes for stopping a congressional challenge to the Iran nuclear deal and sparing President Barack Obama from using a veto suffered a blow Friday when a key Senate Democrat announced his opposition.